The School of Applied Social Science is a large inter-disciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, Social Work, Dementia and Housing Studies.
We were given the highest possible ratings for Sociology and Social Work in the most recent teaching quality exercises. In addition we have very high levels of student satisfaction with 95 per cent of our undergraduate students recording satisfaction in the NSS 2011.
We are an ESRC recognised postgraduate research training centre, as part of the Scottish Graduate School.
We have a vigorous research record and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, 95 per cent of our research was internationally excellent, with the top 10 per cent of that judged to be 'world leading'.
The School is also home to a number of specialist centres including the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR), WithScotland (formerly MARS and SCCPN) and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).